Over time, our skin ages and it begins to show the physical signs of aging along with any environmental damage. The skin produces less collagen, hyaluronic acid, and loses elasticity. All of this contributes to the aged appearance. Most people see wrinkles and fine lines as a sign of aging, but they can also be caused by certain lifestyle choices, like smoking. The lines and wrinkles can cause us to look older which plays a role in our self-confidence and self-esteem. At Essential Dermatology, Dr. Krathen will work with you to improve the appearance of your wrinkles and fine lines to help you feel more confident.
What Causes Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Wrinkles are a type of ridge or fold that appears on the skin over time. They can be fine surface lines or deep wrinkles. Typically, deep wrinkles are associated with the natural aging process whereas surface lines are related to additional issues. Common causes of wrinkles and facial lines are the contraction of facial muscles, smoking, sun exposure, skin pigmentation, and genetics.
Treatments for Wrinkles and Fine Lines
There are various treatments that Dr. Krathen uses at Essential Dermatology to treat wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on the severity of your condition, skin type, concerns, and goals, the treatment will differ. Dr. Krathen can go over each type of treatment with you during a consultation to find the right one.
Schedule Your Consultation
If fine lines and wrinkles are causing you to look older than you are, come into Essential Dermatology to get treatment started. Just because your skin ages, does not mean that you have to live with it. To set up an appointment with Dr. Krathen call the office or fill out an online form.